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nineteen sixty eight. will start september first dog. feces d.w. news live from bali fresh earthquakes shake the indonesian island all the long balkan series of trends in schools panic and some damage on the island they come just two weeks after a quake killed nearly five hundred people that also coming up. hundreds of thousands of venezuelans flee their country in search of work but us the numbers
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grow neighboring countries say no warm welcome. and record floods in southern india displaced more than eight hundred thousand people and the agency work in struggle to rescue the many still trapped with the food and drinking water and now in running short. time humphrey glad you could join me the indonesian island to all the has been rocked by a series of earthquakes one measuring magnitude six point three and another off the ardennes northeast coast measuring six point nine the trim has caused landslides damaged buildings and spread panic just two weeks off to the worst earthquake in the audience history killed four hundred and sixty people.
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it is a scene that is becoming familiar to residents and holiday makers on the island of lombok the aftermath of yet another powerful arest quake this measuring magnitude six point three the first in a series to strike the island over a matter of damaging buildings and causing panic. i was on the third floor it was very strong and we could feel the building shaking all the lights went tight but. the initial areas quake's epicenter was in long box northeast further tremors came next then a stronger and much shallower quake this time measuring six point nine heads off the islands north east coast here a landslide triggered on the mountain where hikers had been trapped in july quake a week later on august fifth the worst quake in the island's history killed more than four hundred sixty people. popular with tourists who tales and business is
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well drilled in the task of getting people out quickly. everyone ran out of the her tail but no one pushed their way through it was evacuated in a good manner. fearing further travers' these hotel guests are preparing for a sleepless night outside hospitals to moving patients to relative safety and joining us on the telephone now is husseini hosny he's on long island in a western town called works of the international federation of the red cross thank you very much for talking to us in what must be a very difficult time what's the situation like where you are at the moment. currently in my term city of long ball and. another strong show happened. this evening around eleven pm local time
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and that was. is that wrong to show that we had. throughout the day. in tautologous had around the aftershocks that we quiet felt strongly on the ground here sir the one that struck at eleven pm was quite shocking it was quite big and was together with my other colleagues we were just. coming back from the field today mortgage halls that were. in long walk here and we were having a bit of rest and all of a sudden the power was gone and the ground with starting to shake and we rushed outside quickly. just really trying to stay away from the building in the dark i mean you say it was very shocking as we can of course imagine in
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a series of aftershocks following the quake and of course a quake two weeks ago as well how are people reacting there was a state of mind right now. that happened this afternoon to a crisp that happened this afternoon required shucking as a community level so we had quite a few footage from our colleagues on the ground who were trying to reach some remote areas but there was hope and the middle of the way because of the strong earthquakes and then had to help people around the local community or people were running around trying to get away from the buildings from construction so that you know there were. and our teams were just on the ground trying to help people there and there were three missing your damages around community houses and also in made
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it there were. quite something from red cross and they were able to help some people who had mine or injuries at the time so panic in the communities and we understand as well that you have no electricity whatsoever how are people there coping with our energy supplies and how such affecting the red cross is response. to. the lectern to be to power has started to restore in the parks two days and also like within the red cross we have been working on really rebuilding the lives of communities so we've started directing temporary shelters for communities and also providing the regular at the port cordon psychosocial or the health care. and water and punishing the well but just
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you know that the show has been. quite shocking and all over. and although we have to be going on the mall like you know working with communities really supporting them all on on what they need on the ground right know because of the new office sure the new damage that they're on be undergoing at the moment well has the house me thank you very much for taking the time to talk to us for the international federation off the red cross on the island of malta thank you. afghan president ashraf ghani has declared a provisional three month ceasefire with the taliban he said he would hold only if the. meanwhile the taliban have said they will free hundreds of prisoners for the forthcoming heat holiday you know been followed a week of fees fighting in which the taliban launched an assault against the city
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of kathleen kabul. city. venezuela's president nicolas maduro has announced a series of economic reforms aimed coping hyper inflation which this year it could hit one million percent and you currency starts trading this week in the countries to track to economic crisis has prompted hundreds of thousands of venezuelans to seek a new life elsewhere in latin america that facing ever tied to restrictions on getting into other countries. brazilians in the border town of powder a kind turn on venezuelan immigrants forcing hundreds to flee back across the frontier violence flared after an alleged attack on a local restaurant owner but tensions have been building for years as huge numbers of venezuelans escaping turmoil at home have poort into brazil. chaotic scenes also on the border between colombia and ecuador which has tightened passport
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requirements for venezuelans wanting to enter the country like many fifty year old gabriele malo volta wants to travel through ecuador and then into peru but the authorities there too are cracking down on venezuelans. i'm here with my wife we're hoping for some kind of humanitarian measure from the ecuadorian government that allows us to enter so we can continue our journey to peru. we really want to contribute. if we don't work our kids will starve. we're going to stick together until we get to our destination in peru so we can work and fight for our kids. that may now be more difficult but with the venezuelan economy in tatters and no guarantee president maduro is reforms will succeed there's little incentive for would be emigrants to
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return home. and joining us now from the venezuelan capital caracas is all scottish lanka he's a correspondent covering events for. thank you for joining us we're hearing reports of absolutely dire conditions in venezuela can you describe to us what people are going three. well it's quite difficult not only because there's a food shortage and a medicine shortage but also services like electricity and water especially outside of the capital to that us it is it is really tough for people to to handle and in the past few days since the news of these new economic measures that mother is introducing it's been a complete chaos theory in venice where with supermarkets full of people trying to spend the money that they still have and filling up their their gasoline tanks with the news of an increment in and gas prices here and there's also
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a lot of confusion on tool how people are going to calculate the new currency that's going to be implemented by tuesday. now if thousands of people are trying to face neighboring countries using at columbia as a corridor or i think being treated to as illegal migrants. well the thing is that a lot of those these countries and in south america have a treaty that they allow immigrants to pass without using a passport now they would or the group have piglets and it's a passport to accept these new immigrants because of the influx of and as well as that are coming in now you have to understand that these countries are not used to having immigrants in this large in these large amounts and they don't have the legislature or the accommodations to go to attend to such a migration and we've seen the u.n. calling this the largest migration of people in the hemisphere so we are starting
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to see much more difficulties for venezuela as in these countries but up to now it's been pretty pretty easy for them to travel within these countries right in fact we have just been looking at some pictures that people after playing it to ecuador one of the countries that they're trying to reach and how the economic measures imposed by president nicolas maduro made any difference whatsoever well on friday announced an increase in the minimum wage from five million where you have it is two hundred eighty million billion dollars which is a really big increment and people are afraid that this well in fact hurts companies you're going to sweat and many people will be left jobless because they won't be able to paid as a minimum wage now the opposition has already called on a full strike on tuesday so we're hoping we're seeing what's going to happen on
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tuesday when for office lanka in caracas thank you thanks. authorities in southern india are struggling to cope with some of the worst floods in over a century more than three hundred people are dead and hundreds of thousands have been displaced rescue is in the state of carolina stepping up efforts to bring food and water to the many people still stranded by the high waters more rains awful calls for the coming days. with the heavy rain easing off rescuers the seizing the chance to evacuate those stranded down below. this toddler and its mother in the try at last. on the ground boats is still the most effective way to reach remote villages these people have been stuck here for nearly a week their homes are uninhabitable so they've moved all their stuff up the hill camping out together in this fashion re hospital. but with been here for the
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past six days about thirty five of us adults and fifteen children managed to get here we got trapped because of the floods. frightful supplies are being dropped in by helicopter to deal with the growing shortage of food and water but that in itself presents dangers some prefer him to stay on higher grounds. i have off. and this is still a delicate and difficult rescue operation fast flowing water and mudslides as well as being deadly have also abruzzi trees and blocked off key access to roads. and. the blazers that this ladies have a dutch than. their own six hundred to eight hundred of these big these and all and . as rescuers delve deeper into remote areas they make more grim discoveries with.
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areas completely submerged they fear the death toll. will continue to rise. here watching the news from plenty more coming up at the top of the hour and don't forget you can always get the latest on our web site that is of course think of any dot com i'm having a home for thanks as i have a few company and. we make up over three four tons of coffee the and up the two pipes we all of the civil services. they want to see the continent's future to be part of it and join our dumpsters as they share their stories their dreams and their challenges the seventy seven percent platform for a for charging.

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